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Zeiss Contax Forum for the classic Zeiss Contax I, II, III, IIa, IIIa , G series, and if you want to push it, the nice Contax point and shoots. Some spill over from the Kievs, the Soviet copy of the Contax II/III can also be expected. Plus the ONLY production camera ever made in classic Zeiss Contax Rangefinder mount WITH TTL metering ... the Voigtlander Bessa R2C.

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Old 03-23-2014   #81
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Old 03-23-2014   #82
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Natchaug river 80330017 by ownedbyapuli, on Flickr

Waterfall at Diana's Pool.


80330022 by ownedbyapuli, on Flickr

Fallen tree and leaf at Diana's pool.


I received my repaired Contax II and Sonnar F2 collapsible from Henry Scherer in January (2014) and these are from the first roll.

When I get my IIIc back from 'hospital' and put on the Sonnar F1.5 LTM it's going to be a tough choice.
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Old 04-14-2014   #83
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Got around to running a roll of Rollei Retro 80S film through my Contax II with the 85mm f/2 Sonnar. Haven't found a good viewfinder for it so some of the compositions were skewed..



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Old 12-08-2014   #84
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Oundle School, Churchyard 2014 Contax ll by knjy, on Flickr


Morning Lessons Oundle School 2014 Contax ll by knjy, on Flickr

Two shots taken with my F2.0 50mm uncoated Sonnar fitted to a restored Contax ll and demonstrate good exposure consistency across the middle speeds. I enjoyed taking this with me for a short visit to Oundle and Cromer at the weekend.

While the Contax ll is not a Leica M6 it is an infinitely better camera to use than the Leica 11 111 series. Before the Leicaphiles kick off, I fully recognise that the M3 changed the game completely and i have owned a Leica ll, two M2's, an R3 and now an M6 - the latter you would have to wrench from my hands.
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Uncoated 1938 CZ Tessar 5cm f2.8 on a Nikon S2
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A few more with the uncoated 1938 CZ Tessar 5cm f2.8 and Nikon S2 combo




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Old 07-29-2015   #87
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Hi all. This is my first post in RFF. Thank you all for sharing such invaluable info, it has been very useful.
Here is my little contribution to this Thread.
Contax III with 1939 Sonnar 5cm/1.5 T coated


Above the piano
by Ignacio Sanchez Arévalo, en Flickr



Dying flowers
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The Piper
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Palacio de la Magdalena
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Old 07-29-2015   #88
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Not from a rangefinder camera (digital 5DmkII), but old enough Zeiss lenses.

1919 Tessar 7,5cm f/6.3

Zeiss Tessar c.1919 - Retiro Park (Madrid)
by Ignacio Sanchez Arévalo, en Flickr



Tessar 1919 - Hector
by Ignacio Sanchez Arévalo, en Flickr

Made with this:

1919 TESSAR on 5DmkII - side one
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Old 09-28-2015   #89
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From a recent purchase, Welta Weltur with Delta 3200, boy is it small for a 6x6 ! (Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar f2.8,75mm)
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Sonnar 50/1.5 from 1933, on the A7R with Helicoid adapter.


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Just want to resurrect an old thread so I can see more pre-war Zeiss Shots! Anybody have more to add?

Here's one from My ICA Polyscop with Zeiss Tessars built in 1925 (stereocamera with sequentially numbered 90mm lenses)

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1938 Zeiss 5cm 1.5 with Olympus M 4/3 E-P2. A mix of old and new.





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With pictures that lovely Raid, I am sure it is all right. Where is the coastal picture from?
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Thanks. The three photos were taken this summer in Camogli, Italy. It is located close to Portofino and to Genova. I expected the special light and colors there, so I took along the Sonnar.
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I use the 5cm 1.5 mainly for portraits, but it is also great for contrasty scenes that require a lower contrast lens to manage handling it all.

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I just picked up a contax I with broken shutter for cheap, that has a 1934 Jena Sonnar 50 1.5 on it. I can't wait to put it on my M2 with the Amedeo adaptor. I love uncoated lenses. Curious how it will perform against my Cron Rigid and Collapsible Cron. Maybe I will do a real world comparison test.
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Nikon S2, Sonnar 50mm f/1.5 uncoated nickel, 400-2TMY.

My copy is extremely sharp, but vignettes horribly.

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Great images, Erik.
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Old 07-22-2017   #99
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Zeiss Super Ikonta C 530/2 with a Zeiss Tessar

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Carl Zeiss Tessar 5cm 2.8 Contax RF prewar + Ricoh GXR



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Фотографии в альбоме «Carl Zeiss Tessar 5cm 2.8 Contax RF», автор serkol64 на Яндекс.Фотках
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Old 01-15-2018   #102
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I have pre-war Zeiss lenses on an Ikonta A 520 (Tessar) and a Box Tengor 54/2 (Goerz Frontar).


B-29 by Mike Connealy, on Flickr (Ikonta A 520)


Studebaker by Mike Connealy, on Flickr (Box Tengor 54/2)
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Ikonta 521 with 3.5 Novar. Possibly missed focus a bit/camera shake. But I like the lens so much I've just forked out for the Super Ikonta version.
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Carl Zeiss Tessar 5cm 2.8 Contax RF prewar + Ricoh GXR



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1934 Welta Perle 645 folder Tessar 4.5/75

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Contax I, CZJ 5cm f/2.8 Tessar
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Never figured out how to post here on RFF, but I have an album on flickr for my Contax II and pre-war 50mm Sonnar (f/2) for those who might be interested in seeing pre-war optics.

I was totally surprised at the high quality of this lens.
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Zeiss Icarette Tessar 4.5/105

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Contax II, CZJ 5cm f/1.5
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Nettar 510/2. It has a pre-war Zeiss Ikon lens. Hope its OK here.
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Overlaid two stereo images from my ICA Polyskop - twin Zeiss Tessar 90mm f4.5 lenses, made ~1925.

That's my wife - she's a good sport!

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That's great!^^^
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That pic is good for a 20 min. session with a good beer!
cheers!

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Overlaid two stereo images from my ICA Polyskop - twin Zeiss Tessar 90mm f4.5 lenses, made ~1925.

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Contax II with Sonnar f/2.0 50mm made both in 1936
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